Waterhole Creek

Total Miles


1206.96 ft



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Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Waterhole Creek trail begins at Gold Hill - (Road 770) and climbs up through dense timber and along an open ridge to Prospect Peak where it drops off onto Big Creek road. The trailhead is designated by a blue marker, this is trail 15 in the US forest service Palouse Trail System. On the Big Creek side it is marked by a metal sign. This trail has a series of climbs and drops with some large water bars. Several hairpin turns, some tree roots and rocky sections along the way there are a couple of steep incline sections. The trail is well shaded for maybe 70% which is very nice on a hot summer day. On the gold hill side there is a large tree that hangs over the trail that may prohibit vehicles that are too tall to pass.


The trail is mostly obstacle free, there are some tall water bars and steep grades as well as some tight turns.

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